Archive for September, 2011

Three and out: Vick listed as questionable

Despite Michael Vick being listed as questionable, he’s expected to play on Sunday.

First and 10: Don’t go into Sunday unprepared

Get ready for all of Week 3’s matchups with NFL.com’s exclusive Game Center previews, featuring stats, stories, videos and more.

Hall just honest about targeting injured players

Whether it’s a popular sentiment in Dallas or not, DeAngelo Hall’s shot-calling on Cowboys QB Tony Romo is a truth of what happens between the lines in the NFL.

Data Points: Texans defense stepping up

It’s only been two games — but so far, so good for the Wade Phillips defense in Houston. The Texans have been struggling for years to field a playoff-caliber defense, and the results have been far less than satisfactory. Enter Phillips as the new defensive coordinator.

Is more Peterson a no-brainer for Vikings?

Donovan McNabb says the winless Vikings are in must-win territory, and we’ve heard plenty of suggestions as to how to make that happen against Detroit in Week 3. Maybe that starts with a bigger dose of Adrian Peterson.

Five ‘eye in the sky’ matchups for Week 3

You have probably heard the phrase “a team is only as strong as its weakest link.” In the NFL, the difference between a team’s weakest link and their strongest can determine the outcome of a game.

Leading up to Sunday, we did a little tape study and tried to find a few links that could be broken.

Rookie Richter: Which WRs are catching on?

After A.J. Green and Julio Jones were picked in the top six of the 2011 NFL Draft, everyone expected to hear their names early in the season. At the same time, several other rookie wide receivers, from second-round picks to an undrafted free agent, have made an impact through two weeks of football.

Time to add Bengals RB Scott off waivers

With news that Cedric Benson will be suspended three games, Bernard Scott becomes a hot name on the waiver wire.

Mora: Great players buy in to what Belichick sells

Former NFL coach and current NFL Network analyst Jim Mora believes one of the keys to Bill Belichick’s success is how great players buy into his system.

Cooley all about Grossman’s confidence

Chris Cooley is all about Rex Grossman saying the Redskins would win the NFC East, and confides his 2-0 team is a confident bunch behind closed doors.

Don’t buy into the Broncos’ timeshare

Jason Smith takes a look at which running back platoons are the most attractive in Week 3.

Three and out: Foster might miss Week 3

Arian Foster is still nursing his tweaked hamstring and now sounds like he plans on sitting out another week.

Will the real Ravens please stand up?

What do we make of the Ravens after two weeks? NFL Network analyst Heath Evans isn’t so sure.

Bradshaw will flex his muscles in Week 3

Against a suspect Eagles run defense, Ahmad Bradshaw leads the way among top fantasy flex players in Week 3.

Data Points: Fish out of water

When you look at the teams with the best road record in the NFL over the last three seasons, it’s no surprise that most of them are perennial playoff squads. Most of them. So what gives with the Miami Dolphins?

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